Largest U.S. geothermal energy community to be constructed in Kentucky

Norton Commons announced the construction of the biggest geothermal residential community in America. The 600-acre development of more than 850 single-family homes and 50 businesses in northeast Jefferson County in Louisville, Kentucky, known as Norton Commons, recently announced its plans to build what it says will be the biggest 100% geothermal energy residential community in the United Sates. Geothermal heating and cooling will be constructed inside Norton Commons’ North Village community. Eventually, the North Village community will have around 1,800 lots. The 100% geothermal residential community will provide homeowners with…

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Geothermal energy systems installed by First Nations in Manitoba

 Manitoba Hydro has announced its Community Geothermal Program. This is a joint project between the Canadian province, First Nations, Aki Energy and Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance, which involves taking heat from the ground and transferring it to homes. The project will create jobs and lower electricity costs in many First Nations communities. Workers from several First Nations have been hired to install geothermal systems and Manitoba Hydro will cover the capital costs to have these systems installed, which is part of the utility’s PAYS (Pay As You Save) financing program.…

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